Andrew Hayes

Andy is a travel writer who has his own blog 'Sharing Experiences' on http://andyhayes.com
Articles by Andrew Hayes:

City Secrets: Playfair Library

Hidden in a University of Edinburgh building is what many city residents consider Edinburgh’s finest hall:  The Playfair Library.  Students of the university may beg to differ, as the location is often used for exams.

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City Secrets: Infirmary Street Baths

The Victorians built a number of city baths in Edinburgh, with the intention of fighting cholera.  The Infirmary Street baths were one of the city’s first public baths, built between 1885 and 1887, in the heart of the Old Town where basic washing facilities were truly absent.

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City Secrets: Innocent Railway Tunnel

At the foot of Holyrood Park lies a hidden tunnel, a former railway line turned into walking/cycle path.  The tunnel, called the Innocent Railway, was reputedly named so due to the fact that no workers died during its construction.  Read the rest of this entry »

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City Secrets: Dunbar’s Close Gardens

Edinburgh has been a part of the Scottish landscape since the 7th century; thus, it is no surprise the city is full of surprising secrets to be explored and enjoyed. One of my favourites is Dunbar’s Close Gardens.

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